I'm a new WRX owner and it is my first WRX. I've only had it since February 10 and already I've noticed all kinds of different reactions from different people. I've read a few posts about different things that other people had happen to them and I get a good laugh now that I can see it for myself. Here are some examples and I've only had the car for a few months.
I pull into the grocery store parking lot and two elderly guys in their 60's come right over to me and start asking a punch of questions about the car.
Pulling out of a gas station and two younger kids about 10 years old just staring at my car.
Meeting a fellow WRX owner and him saying how nice my car is when he has the same thing except the color was differant and it was a sedan.
While I'm pumping gas at a Sheetz, young kids in a Neon SRT4 staring at me as their rolling by and steps on the gas with his loud ass exhaust blaring.
Going the speed limit in the passing lane on the highway, passing a Dodge ram cummins diesel and when he see's me he starts revving and drops into low gear and takes off. Then persists to stay next to me waiting for me to make a move . lol
My friend with a 2008 Impreza saying "it only has a little bit more horsepower than mine". I wasn't even talking my car up he just felt he had to blurt that out.
Meanwhile, I haven't even had a single person just say "hey nice car"
I'm sure I'll have more things happen like this now that the weather is nice. I'm looking forward to it.
BTW, I went past break in period today and I floored it to 5.5k RPMS (didn't go above 70mph) in first and second a few times. Holy crap. I had a huge smile on my face. I love this car.